United in fresh failure
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United appear to have failed with a bid to land Paraguayan Carlos Paredes.Manchester United appear to have failed with a bid to land Paraguayan midfielder Carlos Paredes.
Skysports.com has learnt that United made an offer to Reggina to take their prized asset on loan for the rest of the season.
However, the Italians were looking for a big fee - despite the fact he is out of contract in the summer - and United only offered around é¼300,000 (£200,000).
"At that amount Reggina would not even consider letting him leave," Marco Trabucchi, who was working on the deal on behalf of the Italian club, confirmed to skysports.com.
The 28-year-old, who has been with Reggina since moving from Porto in 2002, is a defensive midfielder in the guise that Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for - but it seems unlikely that United will make a renewed bid for the South American.
The failure to get Paredes was United's second failed attempt to land a player from Serie A - after Milan confirmed last week that they shunned an offer to take Swiss star Johann Vogel.
"It is true that Manchester United showed an interest, but no offer was made because we said from the beginning that we wanted to keep the player," reiterated Milan's sporting director Ariedo Braida.